Tuesday, May 9, 2017


 Estelle L. Berg, 91, of Ogema, passed away Monday May 8, 2017 at Country Gardens Assisted Living in Medford, surrounded by her family and under the care of Aspirus Hospice.
Estelle was born Feburary 17, 1926 in Ogema to M. John and L. Pearl (Vinnedge) Cummings. She was raised on the family farm in Ogema and went to Jump River Elementary School and was a 1944 graduate from Phillips High School.

Estelle married Eugene R. Berg in Frederic, WI on June 15, 1944. Eugene was drafted in WWII and went to fight in Germany. Estelle worked at the munition factory in Baraboo during the war. They celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary on June 15, 2013. Eugene preceded her in death Sept. 2, 2013.
Estelle and Eugene stayed in Ogema, raising 4 children while Eugene drove milk truck, worked at the Lumber Mill and eventually worked for the Post Office in Ogema. Estelle stayed home and raised the children and was a cook at the old Ogema School, and then the new school, and Ogema Egg Plant.

She was called the “Blanket Lady”. She made quilts and afghans for her family, nieces, nephews and many other friends. She loved sewing, cooking, gardening, crocheting and visiting. She was famous for her crocheted doilies and sold many of them. She enjoyed going to the casino and loved shopping.
Estelle is survived by two daughters: Karen (Gary) Berg of Westberg, Pat Barr of Ogema, Daughter in Law Lois Berg of Ogema, Grandchildren: Greg (Naomi) Barr, Angie (Glenn) Ericksen, Dawn (Fernando) Becerra, Dave (Kris) Mabie, Barb Lutzke, Daniel (Ashley) Berg, Jason (Jenna) Berg, Great Grandchildren: Jeff, Nick and Chase Mabie, Michaela and Elicia Ericksen, Mycal Raleigh, and Karenna Barr, Trevor and Kyle Lutzke, and Ahnalie and Lena Berg, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is further preceded in death by sons: Gary and Mike Berg. Estelle was the last of the Cummings and Berg side.
A memorial service for Estelle will be held at 11 AM Saturday May 27, 2017 at First Lutheran Church in Ogema. Rev. Dr. Bob Giese will officiate. Burial of cremated remains will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Her Grandson Greg Barr will serve as Urnbearer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Estelle can be made to Ogema Volunteer Fire Company of First Lutheran Church of Ogema.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com